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Published on Dec 24, 2018
The famous hymn calls every heart to “prepare him room.” But what does it mean to receive Christ this Christmas?
Merry Christmas to all the Ask Pastor John podcast listeners out there! On behalf of John Piper and the whole team at Desiring God, we pray your Christmas is filled with the glorious beauty of our Savior, Jesus Christ. Thank you for joining us for another year on the podcast. Thanks for all the great questions.
Well, the great Christmas hymn “Joy to the World” is a celebration of the glory of our sovereign Savior, and the global joy he brought in his birth in the little town of Bethlehem. That same hymn calls for every heart to “prepare him room.” But what’s that mean exactly, to receive Christ? It’s a question Pastor John took up in his 1986 sermon “Preparing to Receive Christ.” Here’s what he said.